So I am writing a story that is in my head for millions of years already and it is finally progressing. I like how things going for a first draft and I am pretty happy to get things going.
But lately I have created a lot of characters that accompany my MC. The story advances in such a way that it requires them to split up. This foreshadows an event to the MC or to the environment they are in. But I don't think my narrative should stick with the MC all the time. I think it is needed to swap perspectives to foreshadow some interesting upcoming event.
I have been reading up to similar questions like: Splicing/Mixing Scenes
But the answer was not really satisfactory. So I want ask a question of my own.
What is the best way to change to another character or scene without making the reader feel disoriented?
What I have tried now:
- "In the meantime" approach. Introduce a new place and the antagonist foreshadowing a major unknown event that will happen at a place the MC is traveling to.
- Chronological, swap to a character ahead of the party in which the MC is traveling that foreshadows an event that will take place as they happen.
What I want to happen:
- Get one of my characters abducted as they are traveling so I can write more about the antagonist and the upcoming major event.
- Progress on the event I have planned for the MC.
I have lots of things in store for the story and discover more as I go. But I am not really knowlegdeable in the different styles and/or techniques. So if anyone could point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it.